Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Published on: May 5th 2021
Last updated on April 8th 2022

Community Leisure UK is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion and condemns discrimination and racism in all forms. We recognise the presence of systemic inequality, discrimination and racism within our society and understand the role and platform we have to acknowledge, address and take action against it as part of our work as a representative body within the public leisure and culture sectors.

Following initial consultation with the membership, Community Leisure UK has identified three objectives for our EDI work in 2021/22:

  • Encouraging workforce diversification and access/equal opportunities within public leisure and culture
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to engagement in public leisure and culture
  • Supporting the development of ED&I Strategies by public leisure and culture providers

We have incorporated these key objectives into an action plan for the organisation, in support of members, and in collaboration with other partners.

EDI Workshops

As part of our EDI Action Plan 2021-22, we committed to starting a series of virtual conversations in autumn 2021, bringing together members and partners to discuss participation barriers to public leisure and culture. We also set out to discuss workforce diversification and EDI policies for leisure- and culture organisations. The below workshop schedule for members aims to deliver on these commitments, and provide input for further EDI work in 2022.



We are proud to be working with @AspireCharity and @InstructAbility for the release of three #EmployAbilityLeisure Guides to help increase the number of disabled people training and working in the leisure industry.

You can now download these guides at https://bit.ly/37jqqJv

To support you in implementing the guides, Aspire is working with Sport Structures to deliver a free online workshop which will support managers to review and embed the EmployAbility Leisure guidance in their own organisations. The aim of the session is to give individuals working within the sector the confidence and skills to create an inclusive approach within their workplace to give disabled people access to training courses and employment within the sector. More information: https://www.instructability.org.uk/workshop